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Bologna city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Europe’s oldest university town (it was founded in 1088) has been a haven for intellectuals and creative types since luminaries such as Dante and Petrarch passed through in the 14th century. Cultural capitals can ossify with time, but the constant influx of young blood into Bologna has kept the …

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Italy’s Version of Macaroni and Cheese Is Better, Faster and Easier

Macaroni and cheese is a crowdpleaser. And while your go-to recipe has undoubtedly been a year-round hit, from Thanksgiving dinners to backyard …

Recipes

North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt National Park

0<p>SHARES<p>We were in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, on the Achenbach Trail. Jeff and I had journeyed to the North Dakota park for the grasslands, …

Stanley Tucci's pasta dough recipe

In the mood for some homemade pasta? Follow Stanley Tucci's simple pasta recipe for the ideal silky dough<p>The 00 or doppio zero flour is a reference to the fineness of the flour’s grind. Italian millers grade their flour from 00 up to 2 – the two being closest to wholemeal. Ideally, for pasta, you …

The Paper Map Companies That Just Won't Quit

At a recent family gathering, a visiting relative mentioned he wanted to take a drive to the Berkshires, but didn’t know the best route. In response, …

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Top 10 Machu Picchu Secrets

Travel<p>This ancient Inca site has centuries-old secrets trapped in its walls— and more recent ones that we spill here.<p>By Mark Adams, author of <i>Turn Right at Machu Picchu</i><p>1. It’s not actually the Lost City of the Inca.<p>When the explorer Hiram Bingham III encountered Machu Picchu in 1911, he was looking …

The Best Time To Buy A Plane Ticket, According To A 2018 Study

Remember this number.<p>Ever wondered if there’s a magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest?<p>Science has an answer: 70 days before takeoff is now, on average, when flights within the continental U.S. are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t nail 70 days ahead …

Travel Writing That Matters: Part III

Last summer, in the middle of an epic five-week Grand Tour which took me the equivalent of 1.7 times around the globe, I had the great pleasure of speaking at the TBEX blogger gathering inDublin, Ireland.<p>Dublin was just as charming as the hype would have it be–every taxi driver seemed to have a …

What Does It Take to Be a Rick Steves Tour Guide?

KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today

KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM sticker and a single-use applicator, enables international roaming at rates far lower than what …

Forks, Corks, Villas and Vines in Argentina

South America's premier destination knows a thing or two about pairing fine food and award winning wines. They also know how to wow a tourist with the best of both. Argentina provides that perfect travel balance with a pair of destinations that are sure to seduce all the senses and sate any travel …

14 Travel Predictions for 2014

<i>by Wendy Perrin</i><p>Coming up with the ten biggest changes in travel of 2013 got me contemplating what 2014 might have in store. Here are a few …

Waterton Lakes National Park

Wildflowers bloom and glacier-fed lakes sparkle in this isolated corner of southwestern <b>Alberta</b>, where the prairies meet the mountains, inviting a huge variety of flora (it's considered the wildflower capital of Canada), and fauna, from grizzlies to mountain sheep. Watertonian and Indiana transplant …

Amadeus Launches Venture Fund To Invest In Travel Startups

Amadeus became the latest established travel industry operating company to launch a travel startup investment fund, joining Concur, eLong, American …

Your Weekly Travel Zen: Argentina

This week's <i>Moment of Travel Zen</i> comes to us from Alessandro Tomassetti. Of his trip to Argentina he says:<p>Two years ago I traveled around the world and snapped pictures and blogged all along the way. There were zen moments in all the countries I visited but one that stands out was during a hike to …

Trekking From Lodge to Lodge in the Mountains of Peru

As I sat in the spa sipping a pisco sour, I looked down the valley to the huge, snow covered monolith at the end. Mt. Salkantay, the highest peak in the region, would loom over us for the next two days as we worked our way up and over the pass that bears its name. I could barely make out the trail …

10 Ways the iPhone's New iOS7 Can Help You Travel Better

By Joshua Pramis, Condé Nast Traveler<p><i>A man snapping with his iphone camera in the old bus station in Neveh Shaanan neighborhood Southern Tel Aviv Israel (Eddie Gerald/Alamy).</i><p>Not sure whether to upgrade to Apple's latest operating system? Here are 10 ways iOS 7--and some of its new and updated apps …

iOS

Google looks to help startups start up, unveils hub network

Gone are the days of starting companies in your garage. And Google thinks it can help with the change in venue.<p>The tech giant announced Wednesday that it will be partnering with co-working spaces and "startup hubs" -- where young companies can get access to office space, mentors, and other …

Travel, Nat Geo Style

<b>We wanted you to hear it here first:</b> National Geographic has consolidated all of the 125-year-old Society’s travel assets, including <i>Traveler</i> magazine, National Geographic Expeditions, travel books, apps, maps, and photography programs, as well as the best of our digital offerings and social …

Mini guide to Sicily, Italy

At first glance, this Mediterranean haven looks like a scoop of old Italy, but Arabian influences linger in the architecture and culinary traditions of the island.<p>Rumbling volcanoes, crumbling ruins, indulgent ice creams – at first glance, Sicily looks like a scoop of old Italy, but there are …

Bremont Codebreaker: A Watch Made With World War II Enigma Parts

In the watch industry, we often hear tell of war stories as related through the history of pilot’s watches. But what about a watch that tells yet another kind of war story? Equally impressive and important, but perhaps a little more uplifting and a doubtless monument to the ingenuity of the human …

Walking in Inca footsteps in Peru's Sacred Valley

Encompassing what was the fertile homeland of the Inca Empire, the transcendent region – often overlooked en route to Machu Picchu – is steeped in Andean history and culture.<p>Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas stretches between Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire, and the legendary …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Top 5 Dreamiest Overwater Bungalows (PHOTOS)

For more than 30 years, pictures of overwater bungalows have generated drool from travelers and fans of <i>Islands</i> magazine.<p>So we sent three Islands staff photographers to Tahiti to capture the best of the best. We started with roughly 10,000 images. Are you ready for the top 5?<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Five …

Tahiti

Tips for a Day Trip to Riga, Latvia

The list of things to do in Riga encompasses more than any traveler can do in a day, a week or more. So what do you do if you only have a day to see …

Los Angeles’ Best Tacos: A Field Guide

It’s said that if you put it in a tortilla, Los Angeles will eat it. From ubiquitous lonchero trucks to the white-draped tables of alta cocina, …

Los Angeles

4 things most native English speakers don’t know about English

I went to Paris to take a 4-week intensive TEFL course, not without hubris. Of course I could get a certification to teach English as a second …